Barrett summons one day out

Barrett Homes has won the right to challenge a decision by Bexley Justices giving the green light for it to be prosecuted for making allegedly false and misleading statements over a property price list. Barretts claim the summons on 19 June 1998 was laid over a year after the discovery of the alleged offence. It claims the Trading Standards Officers had all the necessary information to issue a summons by 19 June 1997, a year within the time limit for issue of proceedings. It claims that the prosecution was launched one day out of time and says that the Justices were wrong to give the go ahead for the prosecution, without giving reasons for their decision.